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Connected Health Newsletter Archives: May 2019

 
 
US DoD tests Abbott mhealth tech for detecting brain damage

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is conducting a clinical trial of Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories’ mhealth point-of-care blood test technology that can assess brain injuries within minutes, using only a few drops of a patient's blood.
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Preventice uses real-world data to validate wearable ECG monitoring




At this month’s Heart Rhythm conference in California, Texas-based Preventice presented clinical data to validate wearable technology using machine learning and artificial intelligence for detecting atrial fibrillation.
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Caremindr patient monitor taps smartphone features




The latest version of California start-up Caremindr’s remote patient monitoring platform uses recently added biometric capabilities of smartphones.
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Etsi releases specification for smart body area networks


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European standards body Etsi has released specification for smart body area networks (BANs) to facilitate ehealth.
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KTH develops wearable tech to diagnose from blood and sweat




Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have developed a multifaceted measuring technology that can detect a number of conditions in the human body by measuring blood and sweat using sensors woven into clothing.
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Wearables wanted to help mine workers stay hydrated




The Telfer gold and copper mines in Western Australia are offering $10,000 in a competition to find wearable technology that will monitor worker hydration levels and reduce toilet breaks.
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California researchers develop wearable patch to cool the body




Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalised cooling and heating at home, work or on the go.
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Smart, connected implantable measures heartbeat




What is claimed to be the world's first smartphone-compatible implantable heart monitor, the Confirm Rx ICM from Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories is said to offer more accurate detection of heart rhythm disorders.
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Garmin adds period tracking to smartwatch




Garmin has added menstrual cycle tracking as an update to its smartwatches and wearables, helping women make the connection between their current cycle phase, physical and emotional symptoms, and overall wellbeing.
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Culinda and ECFirst partner on healthcare cyber security




Californian medical IoT security company Culinda is partnering Iowa-based ECFirst, a healthcare cyber-security services firm, to work on AI-based medical security for health systems and hospitals across the USA.
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Wellpoint adds remote monitoring to virtual health service




Canadian occupational health company Wellpoint Health Services is adding remote health monitoring to its Wellpoint Connect virtual health offering.
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AI start-up Ablacon raises $21.5m to tackle heart disease




A company using artificial intelligence to create a mapping systems for the human heart to guide the treatment of atrial fibrillation has closed a $21.5m series A funding round. Ajax Health led the financing for Colorado start-up Ablacon.
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Health-monitoring app reduces visits during pregnancy




A mobile health-monitoring app can reduce the number of in-person healthcare visits during pregnancy, according to researchers from the George Washington University.
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NarrativeDx awarded patent for AI in patient feedback

The US Patent Office has awarded Texas-based NarrativeDx a patent that covers the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify actionable insights from multiple streams of real-time patient feedback.
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Security concerns fuel growth in IoT healthcare

The global healthcare IoT security market was $932.5m in 2018, and is estimated to grow to over $27.8bn by 2028, according to a report from Research & Markets.
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